Numbers: Dec. 11, 2006

$7.044 trillion Total income reported by Americans in 2004, down 1.4% from 2000, according to new IRS data

$53,974 Average income reported by U.S. taxpayers in 2004, down 3% from 2000

38,000 Number of Ford employees--about 46% of the automaker's unionized workforce--who have agreed this year to take buyouts or early-retirement offers worth as much as $140,000 apiece

$7 billion Amount Ford will spend on the buyouts and other restructuring efforts. The company does not expect to be profitable again until at least 2009

$437 million Ticket sales tallied so far by the Rolling Stones for their aptly named A Bigger...

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